Hospice News Reel

May 26, 2023 9:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

WiHPCA is happy to remind members about and provide links to the latest articles and information from Hospice News and other publications:

·       Key Trends to Watch: Health Systems Moving into Hospice, Home-Based Care

As more care moves into the home setting, more hospitals and health systems are throwing their hats into the ring. Coupled with the entry of more payers into the space, the influx of health systems into home health, hospice and community-based palliative care stands to change the competitive dynamics in markets nationwide. Read more…

·       Palliative Care Providers Walk a Reimbursement Tightrope

Though revenue streams for palliative care are often shallow, these services can generate sustainable growth for providers who can play their cards right with payers. Providers walk a tightrope when it comes to ensuring that their palliative care services are financially sustainable, according to Lynn Spragens, founder and partner of Spragens & Gualtieri-Reed, a North Carolina-based health care consulting company. Read more…

·       Post-PHE Hospice Regulation: Preparing for the Reinstated Volunteer Requirement

The return of volunteer requirements is among the regulatory changes being implemented with the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The U.S. Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2020 issued a number of flexibilities intended to ease burdens on health care providers during the pandemic. This included the temporary lifting of the requirement that volunteers provide at least 5% of hospice patient care hours. CMS will reinstate the rule as of Jan. 1, 2024. Read more…

·       Post-PHE Hospice Regulation: How Telehealth Rules Will Change

By Holly Vossel May 9, 2023

The future of telehealth in hospice care delivery is among the questions swirling around the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11. Certain telehealth flexibilities temporarily implemented during the PHE are sticking around until the end of 2024, while others are rolling away as it expires. Though initially the telehealth waivers weren’t intended to be permanent, they will likely have long-term impacts in hospice. Read more…

·       Post-PHE Hospice Regulation: How CMS Could Unbend Infection Control Rules

Hospices are wading through uncertain regulatory waters when it comes to infection control and prevention measures tied to the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11. Some infection prevention requirements instituted during the pandemic are expiring, whereas others could have a lasting impact on hospices’ health and safety policy. Read more…

Hospice News, which is part of the Aging Media Network, is a leading source for news and information covering the hospice industry.

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